<< Previous Next >>

Soaring Pelican

Soaring Pelican
Photo Information
Copyright: Genevieve Tanguay (Gargouille) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 5 N: 34] (177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-05 18:20
Viewed: 5380
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Brown pelican is easy to spot in Florida. They hang around fisherman's warfs and spend a large part of their day pruning their feathers. This one was taken in flight in front of a perfect blue sky. Given his head feather, this is an adult. It is however impossible to differenciate males from females apart from their sizes, males being of course the bigger ones. Young ones have yellow feathers. With a wing span of about 2 meters, you better not use your zoom too fast, you may lose some feathers.
Hope you enjoy it!

dew77, jeanpaul, goutham_ramesh, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Gudule: Merci!Gargouille 1 03-08 13:03
To naimonetti: filtersGargouille 1 03-05 19:46
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Nice composition on this piece. Good timing of the shot. Have you tried some different filters to bring out the colors a bit? Thanks for sharing. Have a great evening.

Wow, this is majestic !

Hi Genevieve

Nice timing for this shot. I like the diagonal composition. Good light and colour. Stands out well against the blue BG. Well done. TFS.

  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-03-06 4:58]

Hello Genevieve,
Very nice composition, good timing. TFS

Hi Genevieve!
Excellent picture in flight.Lighting & colors, details, POV and contrast are well. This is an excellent framing. Well done. Congratulations.Have nice days...

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-06 10:17]

Hello Genevieve!
Wonderful in-flight capture.POV,details,POV,sharpness,BG,
clear eyes and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-06 20:45]

Fantastic capture of this pelican in flight. Excellent details and light, Great jpb, Genevieve. TfS. : )

Quelle belle capture en plein vol.
Détails du plumage impressionnants.

Salut Genevieve
C'est une très belle prise de vue que ce pelican prise en plein vol.Belle composition,les couleurs sont merveilleuses . joli contraste et très beaux détails.
bravo et merci....JP

Wow Genevieve,

Great capture, i like the colors and the birds eye. The composition of living space towards the movement of the bird is excellent
Goutham R

Hi Genevieve,
Very nice action shot!
Great off-centre composition, excellent sharpness,
the details are superb.

  • Great 
  • LBO Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 3] (143)
  • [2006-05-30 11:11]

Bonjour Genevièvre

C'est le genre de photo que je cherche à réussir... Pas facile. Alors bravo pour la netteté du cliché.

Je suis de retour sur TrekNature et TrekEarth. Merci de ton commentaire. J'ai réédité mes photos à un format plus intéressant.

Jean L.

My sister-in-law's name is also Genevieve. Anyway, I wish I could soar alongside your pelican.
The "sharpness" the "contrasts" the "focus" is so very accurate that I have to declare this image as:

Hello Genevieve

Great in-flight shot of the Brown pelican,
very fine POV and framing, beautiful light
coming to the bird, great focus, sharpness,
and details of its dark plumage, TFS


Calibration Check